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Abstracts Jurgis Brakas: Aristotle on the Irreducible Senses of the Good There is a passage in the Nicomachean Ethics that holds out the promise of giving us a profound insight into Aristotle’s view of the good, A6: 1096a23– 29. Unfortunately, the passage – where Aristotle argues, contra Plato, that the good cannot be one thing – has proven remarkably resistant to satisfactory interpretation, defying the efforts of scholars over the last nine decades or so. This essay offers an interpretation which, while attempting both to be true to Aristotle’s text and to avoid the pitfalls of past efforts, shows that he makes a solid case for the claim that goods are irreducibly diverse. It is driven by new theses on several topics: the meaning he attaches to lËgetai in phrases such as lËgetai pollaq¿c, his method for identifying the significance of words, his method for identifying what the good is, and the fundamental manner in which the good is predicated for him. Christoph Horn: Klugheit, Moral und die Ordnung der Güter: Die antike Ethik und ihre Strebenskonzeption According to a widespread opinion, the history of moral philosophy is divided into two major parts. Whereas ancient ethics is concerned with agent-relative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2666-4283
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2666-4275
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10.30965/26664275-00601003
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Abstract

Jurgis Brakas: Aristotle on the Irreducible Senses of the Good There is a passage in the Nicomachean Ethics that holds out the promise of giving us a profound insight into Aristotle’s view of the good, A6: 1096a23– 29. Unfortunately, the passage – where Aristotle argues, contra Plato, that the good cannot be one thing – has proven remarkably resistant to satisfactory interpretation, defying the efforts of scholars over the last nine decades or so. This essay offers an interpretation which, while attempting both to be true to Aristotle’s text and to avoid the pitfalls of past efforts, shows that he makes a solid case for the claim that goods are irreducibly diverse. It is driven by new theses on several topics: the meaning he attaches to lËgetai in phrases such as lËgetai pollaq¿c, his method for identifying the significance of words, his method for identifying what the good is, and the fundamental manner in which the good is predicated for him. Christoph Horn: Klugheit, Moral und die Ordnung der Güter: Die antike Ethik und ihre Strebenskonzeption According to a widespread opinion, the history of moral philosophy is divided into two major parts. Whereas ancient ethics is concerned with agent-relative

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History of Philosophy and Logical AnalysisBrill

Published: Apr 5, 2003

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